In memory of

Jerry David Reiling

April 22, 1949 - August 11, 2021
From: Lake View, IA
Jerry David Reiling

Jerry David Reiling

Born: April 22, 1949
Died: August 11, 2021
Age: 72
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   Jerry Reiling, age 72 of Lake View, IA, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll, IA.
   Jerome David Reiling was born on April 22, 1949, to parents Albert and Gwendolyn (Kruchten) Reiling in Manning, IA. He grew up in Lake View on the family farm along with his ten siblings. Jerry attended school at Christ The King in Breda, IA, before transferring to Lake View-Auburn High School his senior year. He graduated with the class of 1967.
  On March 1, 1980, Jerry married Barbara Bogue in Lake View, IA. Combined, Jerry and Barb had four children:  Tammy, Brian, Shell, and Travis. They raised their family in Lake View where Jerry had his own business, Jerry Reiling Equipment Sales for over 41 years. In 1980, they moved to the farm in rural Lake View where Jerry lived as a child where he also raised cattle.
  Jerry was a simple man who loved his family above all else. He was always there to help anyone who needed it. He was patient; in fact, so patient that he was usually the go-to when it came to the kids having to talk to either mom or dad. You know how the saying goes “happy people hum”….well, Jerry hummed all of the time. He was a genuinely happy man. He was always the first to rise and, yes, typically had a smile on his face as mornings were his favorite part of the day.
   Jerry was what his family and friends would call a “homegrown engineer." He was most certainly a perfectionist but was able to remain patient throughout whatever it was he was making/doing. He enjoyed woodworking and made many beautiful pieces over the years.
   Horses were always a big part of Jerry’s life. He learned how to ride on a steer named "Patcheye" as a kid.  He was a member of the Lake Riders Saddle Club for many years. He also enjoyed watching old westerns, fishing, and camping. His father, Al, bought a 1955 school bus that he turned into a camper. Jerry eventually acquired the bus and gave it an overhaul. Many long trips were taken with the family in the bus. It went from Iowa to California.  So many wonderful memories were made in that bus, and now Jerry’s son, Travis, owns the bus. It is still used for camping to this day. 
  While his “Dear” for life was and always will be Barb, Jerry or "Gramps" was extremely proud of his children and grandchildren. Spending time with them meant the world to him. His genuine kind heart and patient ways will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
  Jerry leaves behind his wife of 41 years, Barb Reiling of Lake View, IA; mother Gwen Reiling of Fonda, IA; children: Tammy Ryan of Omaha, NE, Brian (Wanda) Brotherson of Lake View, IA, Shell Dornath of Breda, IA, and Travis (Joni) Reiling of Webster City, IA; grandchildren: Dani (Wyatt) Murray of Shawnee, KS, Emily Ryan of Omaha, NE, Morgan Strauss of Okoboji, IA, Megan Ryan of Omaha, NE, Kena Mielk of Breda, IA, and Cole Reiling of Webster City, IA; great-grandchildren Everly and Mallory Murray; siblings: Paul (Nancy) Reiling of Lake View, IA, Brian (Denise) Reiling of Yetter, IA, Joan Martin of Fonda, IA, Marilyn (Ken) Lonynachan of Knoxville, IA, Joyce Simpson of Windsor Heights, IA, Jane Reiling of Fonda, IA, and Nancy (Tim) McDonald of Pemberville, OH; mother-in-law Dorothy Bogue of Wall Lake, IA; brothers-in-law: Ron (Rosanne) Bogue of CA, Gary (Mary Jo) Bogue of Lake View, IA, and Bob (Lori) Bogue of Lake View, IA; many nieces, nephews, other extended family members and friends.
  He was preceded in death by his father Albert Reiling; siblings: Alan, Dwight, and Kathy Reiling; and father-in-law Walter Bogue.
Tribute Video
4:00 p.m., Friday
August 13, 2021
Farber and Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa
**Food and fellowship to follow at the American Legion Hall in Lake View
Reverand Missy Brown
ONE HOUR Prior to Service
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. 
August 13, 2021
Farber and Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa
Ferguson Cemetery 
Lake View, Iowa


Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 8:53 AM
“So sorry to learn of Jerrys passing i sold Vermeer balers for years with Jerry we made several trips to Pella together always getting in trouble there seeing experimental balers behind the plant we were not suppose to see we would just laugh about it. Barb I know the pain I lost my wife 2 years ago it gets easier but you never forgot take care”
- Wayne Prunty
Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 2:56 PM
“We are so sorry to here of your loss. ”
- Sherry and Sam Reiling
Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 2:56 PM
“I have so many memories growing up in the saddle club and Jerry was a big part of those memories. From trail rides, to camping, to fun days. You always knew where they were camped because of the big bus. We could fill pages with all of the stories from those happy days. My thoughts and prayers go to Barb and all of his family. Hugs, Jacque"”
- Jacque Blessington
Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 2:56 PM
“Thank you Gramps”
- Steve dornath
Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 2:56 PM
“Dear Reiling Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Jerry was such a great person. He was always kind ......except on the Mexican Hat at Arnold's Park when the cousins met! He will be missed! Prayers, hugs and thoughts to all of you!”
- Cindi Ohl
Friday, August 13, 2021 at 11:10 AM
“Sorry for your loss Barb & family. God will hold Jerry in his arms, while you folks will hold him in your hearts.”
- Jim & Pat Mielk
Friday, August 13, 2021 at 11:10 AM
“We are so sorry for your loss, Travis, Joni, and the entire family. Our hearts and deepest sympathies are with you.”
- Greg and Tanya Campbell
Friday, August 13, 2021 at 11:10 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time. Jerry was a great guy any will try be missed. ”
- Cindy and Bruce Wright
Friday, August 13, 2021 at 11:10 AM
“What a beautiful life. Thank you for sharing the video, I had both happy and sad tears as I watched it. It feels strange to not be with all of you today. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers throughout the day. I know that God will bring you sweet time together with memories and belly laughs. ”
- Renee
Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 11:10 PM
“Our deepest sympathies to the Reiling family.”
- Jeff & JoAnn Ellerbrock
Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 11:10 PM
“Our Sympathy to you Travis and Joni for your loss.”
- Andrea K Kuhn
Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 11:10 PM
“Dear Barb, so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. He will be missed by many friends and relatives. I pray for peace and comfort for you. Marlene and Roger”
- Marlene Platz
Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 6:31 PM
“Our deepest sympathy Barb and family. Prayers and hugs.”
- John & Teresa Drilling
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